Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pics, At Last!

Look what jumped into my shopping cart at KnitPicks...two skeins of Imagination in the color Looking Glass, and two skeins of Felici in Tyrian Purple. These were supposed to be for socks, but...Imagination just wanted to be a scarf...
And then, and then...my Peace Fleece (in Volgasippi Blue) and Beaverslide (in Dusty Clover) arrived. Peace Fleece will be the Acer sweater, and Beaverslide I'm not sure...was thinking of the Amanda cardigan from A Fine Fleece, but now I'm uncertain.

I did also succumb to this DK weight Swish in Ash, because I've been wanting to make something in a superwash wool.
But wait...there's MORE! The Yubina Cashwool and Cashmere I'd ordered arrived, too. That's the Cashwool on the left in the silvery blue (it's maybe a shade lighter in real life), and the gorgeous cashmere laceweight in the red violet on the right. Too cool...
And, can you believe it? I finally got my blocking wires. Now all I have to do is find the intestinal fortitude to tackle that big pink alpaca lace shawl... And look what I found, used, in my prowling around bookstores here...
Plus, KnitPicks had a big book sale, and look what found its way into my cart:
And then, my sis, Sheri, sent me this adorable book, as a prezzie:
Plus, a little jaunt to Eddie's Quilting Bee in Sunnyvale found me the fabric I need for the sashing and cornerstones for Katie Rose's string quilt. I think I'll use the dots for the sashing and the bright pink for the stars, unless someone has a better idea.
So all in all, I've been a very successful shopper on this trip. Somebody stop me, quick!
Oh, and I almost forgot...we will make a little jaunt up into the Sierra Nevada Foothills this weekend (snow!) and I made this little hat to take to my friend Liza. It's the Belle Starr hat knit with Berrocco Jasper:

Plus, one more fun find: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi yarn...soft, cuddly and a little fluffy, which is trying to become a pair of socks...pic will be forthcoming in my next post.

10 comments:

Pat said...

Well you sure made up for the previous pictureless post :-)

We are going to be twins in our Volgassipi Blue Acers! I've got 1 sleeve to go...

karenfae said...

you sure picked out some pretty colors of yarn! Are you back in Australia now?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

tami said...

Oh no. You have a Knitpicks habit too. :D

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

That yarn looks divine. I love it. And love the colors you chose for the string quilt.

Mary said...

You make me wish I could knit better (and have more time to do it too). It's hard because when I'm at home there are so many quilting projects calling my name and I've gotten out of the habit of taking projects on the road with me...I think I need to start doing that again - I'm actually in the mood to crochet some baby afghans.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow look at all the goodies!!!! Cool!

Bells said...

Oh so much yummy stuff Dianne. Knitpicks do have some lovely yarns don't they? And great book selection!

Clare said...

What a haul!

When are you going back to Oz?

QuiltingFitzy said...

Making sure you're all stocked up, eh? WOW, is all I can say!

Did Eddie's move? I worked in Mountain View and used to visit his shop there. NICE fabric, but the owner? Not so much, lol.

There's a newish yarn shop (2+ years) in Sunnyvale, Purlescence, right off of El Camino Real @ S. Murphy. 8^)

Lynne S of Oz said...

Where are you? Sunnyvale? I'm in Campbell. When do you go back?